Sleepy Hollow will get a post-Abbie chapter. Fox has renewed the supernatural drama series for a fourth season. Additionally, the network has formally canceled freshman dramas Minority Report and Second Chance. While no first-year Fox comedy made it to a second season, three hourlong series did, dramas Rosewood and Lucifer and horror dramedy Scream Queens.
Sleepy Hollow, inspired by Washington Irving’s story, had been on the bubble, with its most recent third season only able to crack the 1 adults 18-49 Live+same day demo rating a couple of times, ending with a 0.7 in the demo and 3 million viewers (Live+same day) for the season finale on Friday night. But the series has logged solid DVR gains and is profitable for sister studio 20th Century Fox TV with strong international sales, which likely weighed in on the renewal decision.
Spoiler Alert!: Sleepy Hollow ended its third season with two back-to-back demises of regular characters in the last two episodes, including the shocking exit of female lead Nicole Beharie (Abbie) in the finale. “We have some exciting scenarios and new avenues we want to explore,” the producers said about Season 4 at the time the finale aired.
As for Minority Report, the series had a very recognizable title, being based on the Steven Spielberg-Tom Cruise movie, and a charismatic female star in Meagan Good. It also was backed by a big marketing campaign but never clicked with viewers. There were no real expectations for the Frankenstein-themed midseason drama Second Chance, which quickly was dispatched to Fridays after a low start on Wednesday.
Sleepy Hollow, from 20th TV and K/O Paper Products, was created by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Phillip Iscove and Len Wiseman. Kurtzman, Orci and Wiseman executive produce alongside Clifton Campbell, Albert Kim, Russell Fine, Raven Metzner and Heather Kadin.
Star Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane leads the returning cast, which also includes Lyndie Greenwood as Jenny Mills, Lance Gross as Daniel Reynolds and Jessica Camacho as Sophie Foster.